Mr. Tom Voss
1452 Donaldson Road
Erlanger, KY 41018
RE: The tariff classification of a cylindrical textile pad from
Dear Mr. So:
In your letter dated July 24, 1996 you requested a
classification ruling on behalf of Yue Wing Cheng Manufactory,
The submitted sample is a cylindrical textile pad. The
outer shell will be made in either 100 percent cotton woven
fabric or 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton woven
textile fabric. It contains a filler and some quilt stitching.
This pad measures approximately 3 inches in height and 7 inches
in diameter. This item is intended to be used in conjunction
with a hot serving bowl allowing for handling and placement of it
onto a table or countertop.
The applicable subheading for the pad made of cotton will be
6304.92.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for other furnishing articles, excluding
those of heading 9404: other: not knitted or crocheted, of
cotton. The duty rate will be 7 percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for the pad made from a woven
blend of 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton will be
6304.93.0000, HTS, which provides for other furnishing articles,
excluding those of heading 9404: other: not knitted or crocheted,
of synthetic fibers. The duty rate will be 10.3 percent ad
The cotton pad falls within textile category designation
369. The other pad falls within textile category designation
666. Based upon international textile trade agreements products
of China are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.
The designated textile and apparel categories may be
subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements
applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Part
categories are the result of international bilateral agreements
which are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To
obtain the most current information available, we suggest that
you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status Report on
Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), an internal issuance of
the U.S. Customs Service, which is available for inspection at
your local Customs office.
This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177
of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).
A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above
should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time
this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions
regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist John
Hansen at 212-466-5854.
Roger J. Silvestri